Dialogue a principal theme of Milan design week

Audi02Milan Karl Smith

Dialogue and cross-disciplinary thinking dominated the trade shows, installations and exhibits during the annual Milan design week with very interesting results

As we toured Milan last week, trying to see as many exhibits, installations and shows as possible, it soon became clear that dialogue and cross-disciplinary conversations were a major theme of the entire Design Week.

Although sustainability and environmental crises were perennial topics of design and discussion, there was a sense that conversations and collaborations across disciplines would enlighten and enrich any design problem. Silos won’t save us. The varied perspectives of product design, transportation design, interior design, architecture, and urban design all have important things to say to each other about the design problems of our time. 

It was certainly a…

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